Monday, June 28, 2010

The Plastic Fantastic or Western Wanderings

Exciting times are afoot, but first.
After getting a shipload (shitload) of holds and pads at work, the past week was spent sending packages of plastic across the city gyms. This led to some strange affliction coming over me and I headed down to a boulder comp at ECAT. A combination of poor weather and circumstance had led to a big team of mountain folk going as well. Team Cossey performed with their usual aplomb, Wazzy and Nick dominated the masters and Ginger won an award for shiny shoes. The comp had a victim as well with Amanda falling victim to an evil potato salad (get better soon).
With a plastic fix out of my system Sunday dawned cold and clear, perfect for a day out west.
I wanted to try a problem up at Evan's Crown that Phil put up a year(maybe 2?)ago and i wanted to check out a spot that Crunch had given me some good mail on at Jerry's meadow.
The spot at Jerry's is an old small quarry that has some fearsome looking high lines and i also found one short problem that with a little(maybe alot)of brushing should be fun. Looking forward to getting back their soon.
Onwards to the crown.
I hiked up to the boulder i wanted to try, warmed up, did 2 of the moves required and lay about on my pad in the sun did the moves again and hiked back down to the car. It always amazes me how little i can do on a bouldering day and still be happy with what i have done in the day, let alone how tired i am. It's so nice just hanging out in the peaceful boulders scrubbing holds and contemplating the lines in front of you and those in far off places.
Speaking of far off places the great south is calling and on Saturday i head down to the Gramps with Sharik, Scoots and the Mighty Buge. We will have special guest appearances from Rowan and in the 2nd week Jo is coming down, should be an outrageously good time any southerners who read this and feel like coming out we will be the ones having fun and i will be wearing a hat so look us up.

Adios Amigos

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